by Michael Blanding
Every prestigious university needs a historic inn on campus — Dartmouth delivers with the Hanover Inn Dartmouth, a lovely brick building which dates back to 1813, but nevertheless has the feel of a luxury boutique hotel. The lobby area is warm and inviting and staff go the extra mile to make sure guests’ needs are taken care of — including fresh baked cookies for the kids upon arrival.
The 108 rooms are very spacious, and tastefully decorated in Dartmouth green, gold and beige. Standard rooms include one king or two queen beds, piled high with comfy linens. Junior suites add a leather sleep sofa in a separate sitting room separated from a queen bed by pocket doors; the larger Full Suite has a king-sized bed in a separate bedroom. Rooms also include plush bathrobes, Gilchrist & Soames bath products, and flat-screen TVs.
The inn is located right in the middle of Dartmouth’s campus, across the campus green from Baker-Berry Library, and next door to the Hood Museum and the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The main street of downtown Hanover, with shops and restaurants, is a block away. Off the lobby is the inn’s in-house restaurant, Pine, an award-winning farm-to-table eatery created by Boston celebrity chef, Michael Schlow.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious suites with leather pullout sofas
- Prime location in the middle of Dartmouth's campus
- Fresh baked cookies upon arrival
- Horse Back Riding
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Restaurant changes the menu at 2:00 pm to a light lunch menu. But still with plenty of tasty options. Burger is recommended. Service and ambience is excellent and the price is right. Definitely has the feel of an alumni hangout, especially on game day.
This is a perfect location and a really comfortable room. I highly recommend the Hanover Inn. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom had perfect water pressure! It is central for all the restaurants and shops.